Updated 10:44 AM EDT, Thu, Oct 22, 2020

'Supergirl' TV Series Confirmed by CBS! Air Date, Cast News & Plot Spoilers Here

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It's official. "Supergirl" gets a series order at CBS.

Multiple news outlets, including The Wrap, reported that the Melissa Benoist-starrer will be a part of CBS' 2015-2016 season.

According to TV Line, the "Supergirl" TV adaptation will star "Glee" actress Benoist as Kara Danvers or Kara Zor-El, who arrived on Earth from planet Krypton years ago and shares the superhuman abilities of her famous cousin, Superman. She tried to keep her superpowers a secret for so long, but upon reaching 24 years of age, she decides to embrace her true nature and be the hero she was destined for.

The DC Comics-based project is developed, written, and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, and Andrew Kreisberg, TV Line added. Glen Winter, who was also behind superhero TV programs "The Flash," "Arrow," and "Smallville," is set to direct "Supergirl."

Aside from Benoist, the cast lineup also includes Mehcad Brooks as James "Jimmy" Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, and Laura Benanti in the recurring role of Alura Zor-El, IGN listed.

The pilot also showcases guest stars Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott a.k.a. DC Comics' Toyman, Faran Tahir as The Commander, and Owain Yeoman as Vartox, IGN noted. Helen Slater and Dean Cain will also have mystery roles in the upcoming project.

Benoist, 26, tweeted about her excitement after "Supergirl" was picked up by CBS. She wrote: "I'm so happy I could fly!" Last March, the superhero's full costume designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood was unveiled. Check it out here

In an interview with CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler last January, details about how the DC Comics icon will be played out on TV was revealed. According to Tassler, Supergirl is "a very strong, independent young woman," Entertainment Weekly reported.

She continued, "She's coming into her own. She's dealing with family issues. She's dealing with work issues. It's a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that ... We're big feminists. It's her intellect, it's her skill, it's her smarts. It's all of those elements. It's not just her strength, which she does have."

Tassler added that the series' genre will be a crime procedural, which will see Supergirl solving crimes, Entertainment Weekly noted. Variety reported that the pilot cost $14 million to produce

The network hasn't announced an official schedule slot for "Supergirl" yet, though IGN wrote that it could be revealed in next week's CBS Upfront event.

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